ANC6B Signs Off on Latest Frager’s Design – Photos – Plus Floor Plans for the Development

Latest design elements, perspective - Pennsylvania Avenue

Latest design elements, perspective – Pennsylvania Avenue

Perspective, Pennsylvania Avenue

Perspective, Pennsylvania Avenue

11th Street facade and garage exit

11th Street facade and garage exit

New four story infill -  Frager's on left and resident's entrance on right.  Not surprisingly, the one story building on the far left is planned for redevelopment.  No surprise if the same is true for the former Frager's paint store on the corner.

New four story infill – Frager’s on left and resident’s entrance on right. Not surprisingly, the one story building on the far left is planned for redevelopment. No surprise if the same is true for the former Frager’s paint store on the corner.

First Floor.  7638 square feet of new retail; 5340 for Frager's; outdoor garden center.

First Floor. 7638 square feet of new retail; 5340 for Frager’s; outdoor garden center.

Basement.  An additional 3340 square feet for Frager's, 36 parking spaces - one for each condo plus 2 for retail

Basement. An additional 3340 square feet for Frager’s, 36 parking spaces – one for each condo plus 2 for retail

second Floor.  five 2 BR plus Den, two 2 BR, two 1 BR plus den, three 1 BR

second Floor. five 2 BR plus Den, two 2 BR, two 1 BR plus den, three 1 BR

Fourth floor.  four 2 BR plus den, four 2 BR, one 1 BR

Fourth floor. four 2 BR plus den, four 2 BR, one 1 BR

Third Floor.  three 2 BR plus den, four 2 BR, two 1 BR plus den, two 1 BR

Third Floor. three 2 BR plus den, four 2 BR, two 1 BR plus den, two 1 BR

Penthouse: two 2 BR

Penthouse: two 2 BR

ANC6B Signs Off on Latest Frager’s Design – Photos – Plus Floor Plans for the Development

by Larry Janezich

Tuesday night, ANC6B approved Perseus Realty’s plan to redevelop the Frager’s site.  The concept, (as reported on Capitol Hill Corner, here: http://bit.ly/1S8nVpF) is a by-right project with four stories and a two-unit penthouse.  The design includes indoor trash storage, and 34 condos:  twelve 2 bedroom units plus den, twelve 2 bedroom units (including the 2 penthouse units), four 1 bedroom plus den units, and six 1 bedroom units.  There will be 36 below grade parking spaces, one for each condo and two for retail.

The ANC told the Historic Preservation Reserve Board that they would like the developer to consider a few design tweaks, including a setback on the upper floors on the west side of the building, a second look at the two new in-fills on the Pennsylvania Avenue side, less glass on the rear façade, and a second look at the modifying the design of the third story so as not to mimic the historic building.

With the exception of the addition of the last item, the ANC adhered to the recommendations as they came out of the Planning and Zoning Committee, chaired by Commissioner Nick Burger, which met on April 5, to consider the Historic Preservation Application.

The proposal will now go to the Historic Preservation Review Board, the staff of which has been working closely with the developer to move the project forward.

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10 responses to “ANC6B Signs Off on Latest Frager’s Design – Photos – Plus Floor Plans for the Development

  1. dlg

    It seems like the space for Fragers is significantly smaller than what previously existed on this spot, especially the garden center. How can Fragers get all their stuff in that area? Are they keeping the space on E St?

  2. @dlg It looks like the Fragers space will be spread over two floors (ground floor and the underground parking level), so maybe it evens out?

    • dlg

      Ah. Thanks. I see that now. Apparently reading comprehension is not my strength.

      Still – the garden center is a lot smaller.

  3. It’s a nice looking building, but it’s strangely small for Pennsylvania Avenue. Is there some zoning or historical rule that is keeping this building so short?

    • dc1

      The owners live and work in the neighborhood and are making their best effort to respect the neighborhood character above squeezing every conceivable $$ out of the deal. That’s why they’ve earned decades of respect and support.

  4. Fred

    Only 2 spaces for retail? So nothing available for employees or customers?

  5. kandc

    So the three bedroom apartments disappeared????

  6. kandc

    What are “Penthouse Pop-ups”? Do they go with the penthouse and how high are they?

    BTW: Super design, very sensitive to neighborhood and nice layout so far.